Announcements

Applications for Associate Editor

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.205  Thursday, 13 July 2017

 

[1] From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         Thursday, July 13, 2017

     Subj:         Applications for Associate Editor

 

[2] From:        Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         July 5, 2017 at 8:55:48 AM EDT

     Subj:         Re: SHAKSPER Associate Editor

 

 

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From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, July 13, 2017

Subject:    Applications for Associate Editor

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

I am soliciting applications for consideration for becoming SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor.

 

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, I wrote a long message describing what it takes to become an Associate Editor for SHAKSPER: https://shaksper.net/current-postings/32039-becoming-shaksper-s-associate-editor .

 

At the end of the message I mentioned that “SHAKSPER has made my professional reputation, and being SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor would be an appropriate place for a young assistant or tenure-track professor to make her mark.” 

 

While some might not consider that editing and moderating SHAKSPER might not be as prestigious as editing an academic journal, I have found this not to be the case. In a PS, I added “I recently learned that I have been selected to be a recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who ‘Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.’ The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Lynda Carter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tim Cook, Colin Powell, and other academics and professionals.” I am delighted to be included in the same company as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tim Cook, and Colin Powell.

 

I further wrote, “I am beginning a search for an Associate Editor who I can train to take over from me when I am away. The thirtieth anniversary of SHAKSPER is approaching, and I have given thought to handing over the list to a worthy successor. The problem is that SHAKSPER is like my third daughter and giving her up feels as if I am putting a cherished child up for adoption.”

 

If you are interested in being considered such a position, please send me CV and essay about why you believe you have the interest and qualifications to edit SHAKSPER during my absences.”

 

If you are at the beginning of your career in the profession, please consider applying for this position.

 

--Hardy

 

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From:        Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 5, 2017 at 8:55:48 AM EDT

Subject:    Re: SHAKSPER Associate Editor

 

[Editor’s Note: The following is a message I received from Ken Steele, SHAKSPER’s founder. We all owe Ken a debt of gratitude for his vision for creating an academic discussion list dedicated to Shakespeare. Thank you, Ken. –Hardy]

 

Good morning Hardy,

 

Just wanted to let you know that I continue to be a “lurker” on SHAKSPER, actually reading more of the administrative news than the scholarly debates, watching the progress of my baby into — middle age?  

 

It’s hard to believe that it has been 27 years!  And it really puts it into perspective that all the late nights, conference presentations, and endless attempts to persuade serious scholars to join that I remember so vividly only amounted to 2 years — just the first 7% of SHAKSPER’s existence.  I have no doubt that SHAKSPER had more of a lasting impact on me, than I had on it.

 

And I can only imagine what an impact SHAKSPER has had on your own personal and professional life, for ten times as long.  In just 2 years, the tireless task of editing consumed far too much of the time I should have spent on my PhD thesis, introduced me to dozens of wonderfully generous scholars, and also to the darker side of academic rivalries and internet trolls. All of my experience was in the early, text-based and VAX-based days of the internet, prior to the invention of Google, the Mosaic browser or the world wide web. (Much less social media, mobile computing, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence).  The email listserv was cutting-edge technology when SHAKSPER began, and my job was largely convincing serious academics to learn to use it. We’ve come a long way, baby!

 

Thank you again for your tireless and diligent work, ensuring that SHAKSPER has survived and thrived for three decades!  I think the idea of enlisting an Associate Editor to assist you, and potentially to succeed you, is doubtless a necessary step to ensure that this scholarly community survives for another 30 years.

 

Yours always, 

Ken

 

Ken Steele

Higher Education Strategist, Speaker & Facilitator

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.eduvation.ca

 

 

 

Explanation for Interruption

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.204  Thursday, 13 July 2017

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, July 13, 2017

Subject:    Explanation

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

An explanation is due for the interruption. I got a new 27”, Retina 5K iMac to replace my older one. I gave the older one to my son-in-law and told him to wipe it. I restored using Time Machine, only to find that Time Machine did not restore my apps; so, after attending a wedding in South Carolina, I spent the past days trying to restore as many of them as I could. One that I couldn’t was PhotoShop CS5.1, but I do have a working Lightroom so I don’t have to shell out for a new version.

 

This interruption is yet another reason that I need an Associate Editor to take over when I am unable to edit Newsletters myself—more to come in this regard.

 

--Hardy

 

 

 

Shakespeare at Sugarloaf

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.202  Tuesday, 4 July 2017

 

From:        Kezia Sproat <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 26, 2017 at 1:48:52 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare at Sugarloaf

 

Great free Shakespeare in Southern Ohio

MND July 23, Hamlet August 6

tecumsehdrama.com

 

On Sunday July 23, the Scioto Society will present a free performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, and on Sunday, August 6 they’ll present Hamlet.  You can order free tickets online at tecumsehdrama.com 

 

Equity actors, a great theatre. Please spread the word, especially to your local middle and high school English teachers.

 

Love,

Kezia

 

 

 

PUBLICATION OF JUNE ISSUE Early Theatre 20.1

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.201  Tuesday, 4 July 2017

 

From:        Helen M. Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 4, 2017 at 2:29:56 PM EDT

Subject:    PUBLICATION OF JUNE ISSUE Early Theatre 20.1

 

Early Theatre is pleased to announce the publication of issue 20.1, which includes the following articles, review essay, and book reviews:

ARTICLES

 

Leicester’s Men and the Lost Telomo of 1583

Domenico Lovascio

 

‘Sick interpreters’: Criticizing Historical Adaptations of Cardinal Wolsey in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII

Nadia Thérèse Van Pelt

 

Reading the Royal Entry (1604) in/as Print

Heather C. Easterling

 

Material / Blackness: Race and Its Material Reconstructions on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage

Morwenna Carr

 

The Vow Breaker and William Sampson’s Role in ‘the Anne Willoughby Affair’

Emanuel Stelzer

 

Trumpeters from China in Bristol in 1577?

Matteo Pangallo

 

A Possible Extension of Henslowe’s and Alleyn’s Sussex Network?

            Paul Quinn 

 

 

REVIEW ESSAY

 

Affective Inheritances

Lesel Dawson and Eric Langley

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Nicole R. Rice and Margaret Aziza Pappano. The Civic Cycles: Artisan Drama and Identity. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2015. Pp 360.

Reviewed by Alexandra F. Johnston

 

Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich. The Elizabethan Country House Entertainment: Print, Performance, and Gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pp 256.

Reviewed by Wendy Wall

 

Nicoleta Cinpoeş (ed.). Doing Kyd: Essays on The Spanish Tragedy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. Pp 240.

Reviewed by Marianne Montgomery

 

W.R. Streitberger. The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp xv, 319.

Reviewed by Curtis Perry

 

Allison P. Hobgood. Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp x, 236.

Reviewed by Katharine Goodland

 

Eoin Price. ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England: The Politics of Publication. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp x, 95.

Reviewed by Holger Schott Syme

 

Jerry Brotton. This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World. London: Allen Lane, 2016. Pp xv, 358.

Reviewed by Richard Allen Cave

 

Gwilym Jones. Shakespeare’s Storms. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. Pp xi, 198.

Reviewed by Edward J. Geisweidt

 

Farah Karim-Cooper. The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. Pp 309.

Reviewed by Miranda Fay Thomas

 

David Crystal. The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp 704.

Reviewed by Sarah Grandage

 

Simone Chess. Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature: Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations. New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp xi, 196.

Reviewed by Jennifer Panek

 

Rebecca Yearling. Ben Jonson, John Marston and Early Modern Drama: Satire and the Audience. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016. Pp 223.

            Reviewed by José A. Pérez Díez

 

Helen M Ostovich  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~english/Faculty/Ostovich.html

Founding Editor, Early Theatre <http://earlytheatre.org/>

Series Editor, Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama https://www.routledge.com/performance/series/SPEMD

Series Editor, Late Tudor and Stuart Drama (https://mip-archumanitiespress.org/series/mip/late-tudor-stuart-drama/)

Professor Emerita, English and Cultural Studies

McMaster University

Canada

 

 

 

Shakespeare First Folio Special Issue Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.200  Tuesday, 4 July 2017

 

From:        Jean-Christophe Mayer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 30, 2017 at 7:41:20 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare First Folio Special Issue Announcement 

 

Dear SHAKSPERians, 

 

Colleagues in the field of book history and Shakespearean reception (but not exclusively) may be interested in the latest special issue of Cahiers Elisabethains entitled “New Perspectives on Shakespeare’s First Folio”. It is in part devoted to the recent discovery of a new copy of an (annotated) First Folio in northern France in 2014 in the town of Douai. 

 

However, Shakespeareans and scholars in every field will also find new and stimulating thought by leading experts on what is a rare book like the First Folio and how the cultural aura around it was and is constructed.

 

As an added bonus, you can consult the entire Saint-Omer copy digitized in high definition from your desktop by clicking on this link:

 

http://bibliotheque-numerique.bibliotheque-agglo-stomer.fr/viewer/18140/?offset=#page=1&viewer=picture

 

Finally, an account of the annotations (with illustrations) was also published in Cahiers Elisabethains in June 2015:

 

https://doi.org/10.7227/CE.87.1.1

 

Enjoy!

 

With our very best wishes,

Line Cottegnies, Universite Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle and Jean-Christophe Mayer (French National Centre for Scientific Research - CNRS)

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cahiers Elisabéthains- Volume: 93, Number: 1 (July 2017)

 

New Perspectives on Shakespeare’s First Folio

 

Introduction Line Cottegnies, Jean-Christophe Mayer

The Saint-Omer Folio in its library Line Cottegnies

 

‘The strictest, orderlyest, and best bredd in the world’ Maurice Whitehead

 

Shakespeare’s First Folio and the fetish of the book Brian Cummings

 

Who edited the Shakespeare First Folio? Eric Rasmussen

 

The hero, the villain, the princess, and the book Emma Smith

 

Binding and unbinding Roger Chartier

 

 

Performance in context

 

Romeo and Juliet and ekphrastic criticism in practice Susan L Fischer

 

The ‘Cumberbatch’ Hamlet (1) Boika Sokolova, Nicoleta Cinpoeş

The ‘Cumberbatch’Hamlet (2) Aidan Elliott

 

 

Play review

 

Play review: Romeo+Juliet Alan Forrest Hickman

 

 

Books received

Books received Janice Valls-Russell

 

 

 

Becoming SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.199  Tuesday, 4 July 2017

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Subject:     Becoming SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

Since I have been taking regular trips to England, there have been several interruptions in SHAKSPER service. During these interruptions, discussion wanes. Because I am now considering participating in a three-year Dharma Teacher Training Program offered by Bodhi College, my regular trips to England might possibly continue. As a result, I am beginning a search for an Associate Editor who I can train to take over from me when I am away. The thirtieth anniversary of SHAKSPER is approaching, and I have given thought to handing over the list to a worthy successor. The problem is that SHAKSPER is like my third daughter and giving her up feels as if I am putting a cherished child up for adoption.

 

If you might be interested in such a position, please read the information below so that you know what you would be getting into and then send me CV and essay about why you believe you have the interest and qualifications to edit SHAKSPER during my absences.

 

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Editing SHAKSPER

 

I sometime feel that editing and moderating SHAKSPER requires the patience of Job, the judgment of Solomon, a personality that tends toward having OCD, skin thick as steel (preferably Teflon-coated), and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. SHAKSPER was founded as an “academic” conference, and I still view it as such

 

On May 14, 1987, Willard McCarty then of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at the University of Toronto founded HUMANIST as “a Bitnet/NetNorth electronic mail network for people who support computing in the humanities.” HUMANIST was the prototype for all academic e-mail distribution lists. Kenneth Steele, then a graduate student at the University of Toronto, inspired by HUMANIST, decided to found a similar list dedicated to Shakespeare. The name he chose was SHAKSPER; at the time, for technical reasons, list names could be no longer than eight characters. On July 26, 1990, Steele’s dream became reality.

 

I met Ken Steele at the 1990 Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting in Philadelphia. We were both members of a seminar on computing approaches to Shakespeare. He told me about his plans for the Shakespeare Conference, and I expressed my interest. About a dozen Shakespeareans including myself formed the core of founding members. On February 21, 1992, I became SHAKSPER’s co-editor, at first being responsible for the file server. On March 25, I took over the editing of the daily submissions into the digests. On June 3, Ken decided to take a leave of absence from his graduate studies, and I became SHAKSPER’s owner, editor, and moderator. At that time, the 293 members were virtually all from academia. As of July 4, 2017, about a thousand subscribers receive SHAKSPER Newsletters (a digest of e-mails discussion threads and announcements, edited into a single newsletter that is then e-mailed to subscribers). In addition, the SHAKSPER Facebook page has almost 890 followers. On the Facebook page, I post a table of contents to the Newsletter’s digests with links to the individual discussion threads, announcements, and so on.

 

SHAKSPER is an edited and moderated e-mail discussion list. Most of my work for it involves preparing the daily newsletters, into which I group related messages into threads. Several times a day, I check the inbox of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the account to which all SHAKSPER submissions are routed. I delete spam and other irrelevant messages. I respond to inquiries from members and non-members as appropriate. I do not answer questions from students requesting I do their homework assignments for them, although on occasion I direct some to an Internet or library resource that might assist them. I do not post messages directed to individuals and not of interest to the conference. Furthermore, I can intervene when an inadvertently mistaken forward or personal response comes to the list rather than to the person to whom it was intended, avoiding both the sometimes-embarrassing mistake and the inevitable apology for it. I also can “kill” messages that someone may write and afterwards have second thoughts about posting. Finally, inappropriate topics, such as the so-called “Authorship” controversy that has been banned from discussion since the mid-1990s, are returned to the submitter without comment. 

 

When I come across a message intended for the list, I save that e-mail as a rich-text file in a folder on my hard drive. I assign each of these e-mails a short name and number identifying it as belonging to an on-going thread or as being a new inquiry, announcement, or other communication for SHAKSPER. Once a day, usually in the morning, I edit and format the messages into a newsletter. Each newsletter has a header and a table of contents for ease in reading and citing. The table of contents includes the name and e-mail address of each person making a posting, the date of the submission, and the subject. I format these digests in Word, using macros I have created to manage repetitive tasks. My formatting involves imposing a consistent “look and feel” to the newsletters – all paragraphs are single-spaced and flush with the left margin. I remove unnecessary carriage returns so that each paragraph will word wrap in any browser-mailer used to read it. Paragraphs are separated by a single blank line. I also lightly edit, correcting obvious typos, reducing signatures to the barest essentials, and generally making the digests conform to a recognizable style, the full block format, I have imposed on them over the years. After I have finished formatting and editing individual “articles,” I use the Joomla platform to save and then to format them into a newsletter that I e-mail to all members on the list. In addition to these “articles,” digests, and newsletters, many SHAKSPER pages require regular updating: some daily, some weekly, some monthly, and others as needed. This updating of pages is just one of the tasks of maintaining the SHAKSPER web site, work that I have been trying to “farm” out in recent years. SHAKSPER is not open to automatic subscription; prospective members are requested to supply brief autobiographies. Thus, another part of my work for SHAKSPER includes adding and deleting members and maintaining the biography and membership files for my own use. Technical problems associated with running a list are handled by Ron Severdia, who hosts SHAKSPER and who moved SHAKSPER from the Listserv platform to Joomla. 

 

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If you have read this far you may be interested in being considered for the positions of SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor. Again, I am requesting a CV and an essay expressing your interest and qualifications. Keep in mind that I have been a Department Chair and have read thousands of CV and cover letters.

 

SHAKSPER has made my professional reputation, and being SHAKSPER’s Associate Editor would be an appropriate place for a young assistant or tenure-track professor to make her mark.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Fondly,

Hardy M. Cook, Ph.D.  

Professor Emeritus 

Bowie State University 

Editor of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference <shaksper.net>   

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

PS: I recently learned that I have been selected to be a recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.” The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Lynda Carter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tim Cook, Colin Powell, and other academics and professionals. I will be included on the 2018 Lifetime Achievement web site and in the 2018 Who’s Who in America with a page of my own.

 

 

 

Shakespeare and Marx Conference at Garrick’s Temple

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.197  Wednesday, 14 June 2017

 

From:        Paul Hamilton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 14, 2017 at 12:59:40 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare and Marx Conference at Garrick’s Temple

 

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE

 

 

SHAKESPEARE AND MARX

SATURDAY JUNE 24, 2017

 

10.00: Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

 David Hawkes (Arizona State University)
‘Marx and Shakespeare Today: Towards an Ethics of Representation’

 

11.00: Coffee

 

11.30: Chair: Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway University)

Chris Fitter (Rutgers University)
‘Shakespeare and the Tudor Ferment: A Marxist Homecoming?’

Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University):
‘Shakespeare::Marx && community::writing’

 

13.00: Lunch (Bell Inn, Hampton)

 

14.00: Chair: David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University)

 Christian Smith (Independent scholar, Berlin)
‘“Ay, his breast. So says the bond”:
Marx, Shakespeare and the Theory of Labour Power’

Martin McQuillan (Kingston University):
‘Marx’s Timon: Reading and Quantitative Easing’

 

15.30: Tea

 

16.00: Chair: Aaron Kitch (Bowdoin College)

Hugh Grady (Arcadia University):
‘Shakespeare and Marx:  A Select Genealogy’

 

17.00: Round Table Discussion

 

19.45: Chamber Concert: Marx’s Music (Lovekyn Consort)

 

Tickets are £20 (includes sandwich lunch, coffee and tea) and £12 for the concert.

 

All proceeds go to supporting the Temple.

 

Please register for the symposium and / or concert on Eventbrite

Getting to the Temple

See also the Facebook event page!

 

 

 

 

Planned Interruption

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.196  Wednesday, 14 June 2017

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Subject:    Planned Interruption

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

Tomorrow afternoon, I leave for two weeks in England—Devon and West Sussex.

 

Keep submissions coming and I will get to them when I return July 1.

 

Hardy

 

 

 

An Evening with the Executive Who Oversees the Olivier Awards

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.195  Monday, 12 June 2017

 

From:        John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 10, 2017 at 9:47:18 PM EDT

Subject:    An Evening with the Executive Who Oversees the Olivier Awards

 

An Evening with London Arts 

Executive Julian Bird, Who 

Oversees the Olivier Awards 

 

Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, New York

No Charge; Open to the Public

 

A key member of the audience for this year’s Tony Awards will be Julian Bird, who oversees the British ceremonies that parallel America’s most prestigious theatrical gathering. 

 

Mr. Bird heads both the Society of London Theatre, the West End producers’ organization that bestows the Olivier Awards each spring, and UK Theatre, a consortium that represents performing-arts institutions throughout the nation and hosts a UK Theatre Awards luncheon each October in the City’s historic Guildhall. 

 

In recent years, the Shakespeare Guild has presented its annual Gielgud Award in this venerable setting, paying homage to Sir Donald Sinden in 2014, Dame Eileen Atkins in 2015, and Vanessa Redgrave in 2016. 

 

Mr. Bird works closely with his American counterparts, and among the many topics to be explored is speculation that Kevin Kline, who received the 2002 Gielgud Award and is favored to win another Tony for his scintillating performance in Present Laughter, may soon be starring in a London production of this Noel Coward classic.    

 

For more about Shakespeare Guild offerings, most of them featuring conversations hosted by John Andrews, visit www.shakesguild.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

B&L 10.2 (Shakespeare and Dance)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.194  Wednesday, 7 June 2017

 

From:        Sujata Iyengar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 5, 2017 at 10:53:02 AM EDT

Subject:    B&L 10.2 (Shakespeare and Dance) is out

 

The new special issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation (10.2), “Shakespeare and Dance,” guest-edited by Elizabeth Klett, is out! This beautifully illustrated release includes video footage of dances from Romeo and Juliet, in an essay by Emily Winerock (http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/783478/show); gorgeous pics of a Tempest ballet in an essay by Elizabeth Klett; and “raunchy dances” from Omkara in an essay by Madhavi Biswas. Other contributors include Sheila Cavanagh and Linda McJannet, Amy Rodgers, Nona Monahin, Lisa Dickson and Andrea Downie, and Emma Atwood. Please

share widely: http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/

 

Sujata Iyengar

Professor of English

Co-general editor of  Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

Department of English

University of Georgia

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (editorial correspondence)

 

 

 

Shakespeare Dialogues with Samuel Crowl and Karin Coonrod

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.158  Wednesday, 19 April 2017

 

From:        John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         April 19, 2017 at 12:53:53 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare Dialogues with Samuel Crowl and Karin Coonrod

 

Speaking of Shakespeare with

Film Historian Samuel Crowl

And Director Karin Coonrod

 

Wednesday, April 26, at 8 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, New York

No Charge; Open to the Public

 

In 1980, when SAMUEL CROWL wrote a seminal article for Shakespeare Quarterly about Chimes at Midnight, an Orson Welles adaptation of the two parts of Henry IV (with the director playing Falstaff to John Gielgud’s King and Keith Baxter’s Prince), this 1966 picture was considered a failure. It’s now regarded as a classic, and Crowl, an award-winning professor at Ohio University, is recognized as one of today’s leading film historians, with titles such as Shakespeare Observed (1992), Shakespeare at the Cineplex (2002), Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide (2008), and Screen Adaptations: Hamlet (2014) to his credit. We’d love to welcome you to an engaging discussion of a 453-year-old has-been who continues to amaze today’s screenwriters.  

 

Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m.

The English-Speaking Union 

144 East 39th Street, New York

No Charge; Open to the Public

 

In July 2016 director KARIN COONROD mounted a stirring, bilingual Merchant of Venice in the original Ghetto, a site whose 500th            anniversary had been commemorated in a March 9 New York Times feature story. The Times returned to La Serenissima for the gala opening, as well as for a symposium at which F. Murray Abraham recited “Hath not a Jew eyes” and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over a debate featuring Stephen Greenblatt and James Shapiro. A few days later, during its Shakespeare 400 festivities in London, the International Shakespeare Association devoted a special session to this resonant occasion. We hope you’ll join us as Ms. Coonrod and several of her colleagues reflect on a historic event. 

 

For more about Shakespeare Guild offerings, most of them featuring conversations with John Andrews, visit www.shakesguild.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

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